Tue, October 15, 2019

Not too late, not too early

Teen: “You speak at schools and tell people things and like motivate and all that right.”

Adult: “Yeah, I don’t have anything scheduled right now, do you know of something?”

Teen: “I was thinking I wanted to do that.”

Adult: “Schedule me to come to your school?”

Teen “No, I want to be a motivational speaker.”

Adult: “Why aren’t you?”

Silence. . . .

This is pretty close to a coversation I had this week.  I told him to start making youtube videos right now if he really feels like he has something important to say.  He said, “I don’t have a video camera.”  I looked at him and said, “Look at your phone dude!  It has a camera built in.”  He added, “Yeah, and it uploads directly to Youtube, duh!” I immediately went home and sent him this preschool motivation speaker from youtube:

There are teens who really want to do something, but they wait. They make excuses rather than take action. They never get what they want and they wonder why things never work out for them. Don’t be like that. Just get out there an do something. Look at these excuses:

  • Excuse: I will wait till I know exactly what to do.
  • Solution: You will never know exactly what to do until you do it!  If you don’t get in there and get things moving, you will never know what works for you and what doesn’t.


  • Excuse: I will wait till I can drive.
  • Solution: I bet you can find a ride, or at least you have two shoes for walking. Besides the internet makes everything closer.  Heck, make enough money to pay someone to drive until you get a car!


  • Excuse: I will wait till I have enough money.
  • Solution: Start with what you have.  Start small, use what you do have.  You will never have enough money thinking that way.  Use what you got to get more.  Make your money work for you.


  • Excuse: Well, if I had started when I was younger I would be rich now.
  • Solution: You are not getting any younger, get out there and do something now so you won’t be saying the same thing a year from now!

If you get into the excuse mindset, you will never get anything done.  If you get in the solution mindset, things will work out because you will find a way to make it work.

Don’t wait. Just do something every day that gets you closer to your goal.

If you want to motivate others, do it.  If you want to start a business, take action.  If you want a change in your life (for the better), then you have to make a change.  Make it happen!

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